One dynamic usually found in any team is the "flatties".
Apart from the guys who have families and live in their own house, a large majority of the team spend their days and nights together as flatmates.
Each flat has its own sort of nickname - something like adding a couple of letters to the end of the street name is the normal way of naming a house.
With that nickname comes different attributes that houses are renowned for.
Whether it be playing video games, or just chucking banter around the living room, every flat has its own way of life.
And of course with several guys living together, as you would expect, you quickly find out who is clean, and not so clean, around the house.
Michael Fatialofa, Cardiff Vaega and Tu Dawai can usually be found at their "Taysty" house playing NBA basketball on PlayStation 3.
Just down the road Tayler Adams and Keanu Kahukura will most likely be scrolling through their smartphones, browsing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest social happenings in and around Invercargill.
It is not uncommon to see Tayler taking a photo of himself and sending it on to a number of Southland women.
Further up the road Marty Mckenzie and John Hardie can be found on their pull-out couch with laptops open, glancing through the TAB website and deciding how they can make a dollar or two.
Unbeknown to many, the pair do have the ability to cook up a storm in the kitchen, if not the skills required to order fish and chips from the local takeaway store.
Hardie made the mistake of ringing Paraparaumu for fish and chips, instead of the Herbert St takeaway shop he thought he had called.
He has, however, been credited by his peers with making a hearty lamb roast. It's fair to say Hardie should stick to the frying pan, not the phone.
The frying pan is something No 8 Elliot Dixon is not quite so familiar with.
His flatmates, Josh Bekuhis and Robbie Robinson, fly the flag when it comes to cooking in their household.
Front-rowers Tuki Raimona and Jamie Mackintosh unofficially hold the mantle as fourth flatmate at both Bekuhis' and Hardie's premises.
Raimona is a keen gamer and the Marist prop and Dixon regularly fight it out to be king of the video gaming world.
Mackintosh, who is residing in his mother's garage until he departs for Hamilton, is a regular on the pull-out couch at Hardie's house.
Seasoned veterans David Hall and Hale T-Pole have been trusted to show Auckland recruit Gareth Williams-Spiers the ropes of living down south.
Gareth is also lucky enough to have well-known rugby supporter "Waratah" around home most nights, telling him how his game from the weekend went.
All these traits make changing room banter lively.
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